Inductive charging: The future of the e-mobility sector?

Wireless charging holds great potential as it will make electric vehicles more autonomous and efficient, providing consumers with a clear choice when it comes to sustainability, efficiency and comfort. What are the newest technologies for wireless charging? When are going to see new EV models equipped with these technologies on the market? What are the main barriers to overcome? Our webinar explored these and other questions through the insights of companies specialized in manufacturing these new models. Our first speaker will be Dr. Stefan Tongur from ElectReon, a leader in commercial deployment of dynamic wireless charging and electrifying road transportation. In this presentation, he discussed the initial results from the Smartroad Gotland project in Sweden, which is the world’s first public wireless electric road system for trucks and buses. In addition, the key lessons learned of moving from a testing facility to a public road environment will be discussed as well as business model aspects related to electric roads. He was joined by Mr Diego García Carvajal, Programme Manager at European Copper Institute, the regional office of Copper Alliance, the global association of Copper producers. One of their missions is to promote regulations and standards for copper applications, like electric vehicle. Mr. García will present ECI’s vision on electric cars and how wireless charging can help to convince consumers to choose electric vehicles. Our next speaker was Mr David Schatz, Vice President Business Development at Witricity, one of the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance thanks to its wireless power solutions using its patented magnetic resonance technology specifically designed to replace wired charging while the vehicle is still. Last but not least, we were joined by Mr François Colet, Innovation Project Manager at Groupe Renault. He discussed the most recent work being done on standardization of technologies in the sector across the globe and what new development can be expected in the coming months. He will also introduce the INCIT-EV project that will cover seven new technologies that could have an application in EV charging.

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